Rudi PichlerGrüner Veltliner Weissenkirchner Achleithen Smaragd 2021Product code: 12756
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Rudi Pichler Grüner Veltliner Weissenkirchner Achleithen Smaragd is a delightful Austrian wine. The impressive Grüner Veltliner variety from Achleithen vineyard, masterfully crafted by Rudi Pichler, yields a refined and full-bodied wine. With an aromatic bouquet, it boasts of ripe pears and spicy minerality, punctuated by crisp acidity. The flavour profile is an exquisite palette of peppery notes, citrus undertones and a touch of honey, projecting its multilayered essence. The wine's rich intensity is balanced by a bright freshness, leading into a lengthy, alluring finish. This Smaragd category wine is truly a testament to Austrian winemaking finesse.
About the Winery
Nestled within the picturesque landscape of the Austrian town of Weisskirchen, lies the beloved Rudi Pichler Winery. Widely recognised as a gem amidst the atmospheric wonder of the Wachau Region, this winery is revered for producing some of the world's most distinct and celebrated white wines.
Established in 1731, Rudi Pichler has a rich history steeped in tradition and craftsmanship. Today, it’s lovingly led by fourth-generation wine artisan, Rudi Pichler Jr., who is dedicated to uphold the family’s legacy, Whilst infusing modern techniques and innovations in each bottle that bears the family's name.
The winery specialises in Grüner Veltliner and Riesling, curating vibrant wines known for their refined elegance and robust complexity. Given the delicate balance between climate, soil and altitude in the Wachau Region, the winery showcases Austria's grandeur with every drop. Guided by a philosophy that the 'vine makes the wine', Rudi Pichler pays fastidious attention to each stage of the winemaking process. From cultivation, to harvest and vinification, every step ensures that the wine's heritage is given the space to flourish within the complexities of each sip.
Visitors to Rudi Pichler Winery are granted an immersive experience that extends beyond the tasting room. Guided vineyard walks offer participants a glance into Rudi's winemaking process, as well as the opportunity to soak in the beauty of the region. Additionally, the cellar tour, an insightful journey into the winery’s century-old cellar provides a memorable encounter with the Pichler family's wine-filled barrels. This winery is not just a destination, yet a journey into the heart of Austrian wine country.
The Rudi Pichler Winery is a testament to generations of Austrian winemaking. A visit here is beyond a wine experience, offering a palpable connection with Austrian wine culture. Rudi Pichler is more an institution than a simple vineyard, it is a snapshot of the splendour of Wachau imbued in each and every bottle.